Two men whom the New York Post labeled as "Bag Men" in a front-page photo shortly after April's fatal Boston Marathon bomb attack have sued the newspaper for libel.
The Post reported three days after the bombing that federal investigators were seeking the pair, 16-year-old Salaheddin Barhoum and 24-year-old Yassine Zaimi. The story ran just hours before the FBI released photos of... » more
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Thursday named state Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa to fill the state's vacant U.S. Senate seat until a special election is held in the fall.
The seat belonged to Democrat Frank Lautenberg, who died on Monday at the age of 89 of complications from viral pneumonia.
Christie's handling of the empty seat has come under close scrutiny, as the outspoken... » more
The man arrested in South Carolina for allegedly murdering 14-year-old D'aja Robinson on a Queens bus was brought back to New York Wednesday to be arraigned.
Kevin McClinton, 21, was charged with second-degree murder, first-degree reckless endangerment and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Last month, McClinton, in an attempt to kill another person, shot up a Queens bus idling... » more
U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, whose death has sparked a battle over his seat in the Senate, was remembered at his funeral Wednesday as a tenacious fighter who battled tirelessly for the causes he championed.
Vice President Joe Biden eulogized Lautenberg, who died on Monday at age 89, with a long, humorous speech, but remembered his colleague as having "both physical courage and moral... » more
A Brooklyn couple who hosted a self-help radio show was found dead inside their Park Slope home Monday in an apparent double-suicide, officials said Wednesday.
Lynne Rosen, 46, and John Littig, 48, were discovered by their brownstone's super after neighbors reported a foul smell coming from their apartment, the Daily News reported. Police responded and pronounced the two DOA, officials said.
The... » more
Citi Bike has hit a milestone, clocking more than 100,000 rides since its Memorial Day launch, Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan said Wednesday.
In addition to the surge in the number of riders zipping around the city, Sadik-Khan said 15,000 people signed up for the program in the last 10 days, bringing the total of annual subscribers to more than 30,000. More than 6,000 daily... » more
Paris Jackson, the 15-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson, is apparently all right after a reported suicide attempt early yesterday morning, and has been transferred from a hospital to a psychiatric facility, according to TMZ.com.
Katherine Jackson, Michael's mother, who has custody of Paris and her siblings, told Entertainment Tonight, "Paris is physically fine and is getting appropriate... » more
Dan Sandler, the Elmo performer who was arrested last year for shouting anti-Semitic slurs, was arraigned Wednesday on various charges including extortion and stalking, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance said.
Sandler, 49, allegedly sent numerous harassing emails to Girl Scouts of the USA supervisors last year and y threatened to make false allegations of sexual abuse within the organization... » more
A building collapsed in downtown Philadelphia on Wednesday and rescue workers pulled 14 people from mountains of crushed concrete and splintered wood, using search dogs to scour the rubble for others, fire officials said.
Thirteen victims were rushed to area hospitals, said Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers, who declined to comment on local media reports that the 14th died in the... » more
Add New Jersey casinos to the ever-growing list of places where Google Glass is banned.
Fearful that the eyewear device that can record videos, take photos and more could lead to a new generation of cheating, regulators have issued a directive allowing Atlantic City’s 12 casinos to ban the tech, according to The Press of Atlantic City.
“If these eyeglasses were worn during a poker game,... » more